Written in a tone of calmness and good will this is the story of English Teresa Lightwood and her three life ventures. Her first life, which lasted for over twenty years is as a nun. She then gives up the veil and embarks on her second life, that of a nurse in Thailand. There, she serves successfully and ultimately founds a Catholic maternity hospital, adopts two Chinese orphans, and engages in establishing TB sanitoria in South India. Her third life is initiated when, at fifty-two she marries Peter Blackburn. Told with impressive simplicity and candor, this is a refreshing and unusual account of the religious and secular life of a woman who, in her utter directness, successfully follows three difficult paths with certainty and devotion.